Aurora City Council to Honor Aurora Scholars With Ceremonies In April

Government and Politics

April 4, 2013

From: City Of Aurora

Aurora, CO – The Aurora City Council will honor more than 480 students from 97 schools in Aurora in April through its fifth annual Aurora Scholars program. Students in Cherry Creek Schools, Aurora Public Schools, and other Aurora educational facilities will be recognized at the following ceremonies:

April 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Cherokee Trail High School

April 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hinkley High School

The program, designed to identify those students who strongly contributed to the life and community of their respective school, was created as a way for the city of Aurora, schools and families to come together to celebrate the achievements of Aurora’s future leaders. Targeting first grade through high school, the program will recognize one student from every grade level in every school in Aurora. The Aurora Scholars Program has honored more than 1500 students since its beginnings.

Selection of students is conducted by the school principals, who may receive input from teachers and guidance counselors. The program aims to honor not just those who excel academically, but also those who may be excellent athletes, great citizens, dedicated volunteers or otherwise make significant contributions within the school community. At the citywide ceremonies, students will receive a key lanyard, certificate and bumper sticker. Students receiving recognition this year will be listed on the city website following the ceremonies.